List of terrorist incidents in 2015

This is a list of terrorist incidents which took place in 2015, including attacks by violent non-state actors for political motives. Note that terrorism related to drug wars and cartel violence is not included in these lists. Ongoing military conflicts are listed separately.

List guidelinesEdit

  • To be included, entries must be notable (have a stand-alone article) and described by a consensus of reliable sources as "terrorism".
  • List entries must comply with the guidelines outlined in the manual of style under MOS:TERRORIST.
  • Casualties figures in this list are the total casualties of the incident including immediate casualties and later casualties (such as people who succumbed to their wounds long after the attacks occurred).
  • The casualties listed are the victims, perpetrator casualties are listed separately (e.g. x (+y) indicate that x victims and y perpetrators were killed/injured).
  • Casualty totals may be underestimated or unavailable due to a lack of information. A figure with a plus (+) sign indicates that at least that many people have died (e.g. 10+ indicates that at least 10 people have died) – the actual toll could be considerably higher.
  • If casualty figures are 20 or more, they will be shown in bold. In addition, figures for casualties more than 50 will also be underlined.

JanuaryEdit

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
3–7 Massacre Unknown
Est. 2000+
Unknown Baga, Borno State, Nigeria 2015 Baga massacre: Boko Haram militants opened fire on northern Nigerian villages, leaving bodies scattered everywhere, with over 100 fatalities reported and as many as 2,000 people unaccounted for and feared dead.[3] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
5 Suicide bombing 3 (+2) 2 Arar, Saudi Arabia January 2015 Arar attack: Two gunmen, one strapped with a suicide vest, ambushed a border guard patrol along the border with Iraq, killing two guards and injuring one. The guards were able to return fire and kill one of the gunmen, and afterwards the other one detonated his vest.[4][5] ISIL (suspected)
6 Suicide bombing 1 (+1) 1 Istanbul, Turkey January 2015 Istanbul suicide bombing: A female suicide bomber detonated her explosives in front of a police station, killing one officer, wounding one officer, and killing herself in the process.[6][7] DHKPC DHKP/C insurgency in Turkey
7 Car bomb 37 / 38 66 Sana'a, Yemen January 2015 Sana'a bombing: A car bomb detonated in front of a police academy in Sanaa, killing 33 people and injuring 62.[8] al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (suspected) Yemeni Civil War
7 Mass shooting 12 11 Paris, France Charlie Hebdo shooting: Two heavily armed gunmen entered the Paris offices of satirical news magazine Charlie Hebdo and killed 12 people, including two police officers.[9] al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula[10] Islamic terrorism in Europe
9 Hostage crisis 4 (+1) 9 Porte de Vincennes, France Porte de Vincennes hostage crisis: A man identified as Amedy Coulibaly attacked and took control of a kosher market in Porte de Vincennes, immediately killing four people. He then took hostages, and a four-hour siege began. The police raided the market, killing the gunman and freeing the hostages.[11] ISIL[12] Islamic terrorism in Europe
13 Artillery 12 18 Volnovakha, Ukraine Volnovakha bus attack: The Volnovakha bus attack was an MRLS attack on a highway checkpoint near the village of Buhas outside the Volnovakha municipality in the Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine. It resulted in the deaths of 12 passengers of an intercity bus and injuries to 18 others in the area. OSCE Special Monitoring Mission found that all craters were caused by rockets fired from a north-north-eastern direction.[13] These territories were controlled by Donetsk People's Republic. Donetsk People's Republic War in Donbass
21 Melee attack 0 12 Tel Aviv, Israel 2015 Tel Aviv attacks: 23-year-old Hamza Mohammed Hasan Matrouk, a Palestinian man from the West Bank, illegally entered Israel and boarded a crowded bus during rush hour and stabbed 12 people before being shot in the leg and arrested by police. Three civilians were injured severely.[14] Hamza Mohammed Hasan Matrouk (lone wolf) Israeli–Palestinian conflict
22 Artillery 13 Donetsk, Ukraine Volnovakha bus attack: In Donetsk, Ukraine, two military shelling projectiles exploded near a trolleybus and a car. Early reports indicated at least 13 people, all civilians, were killed. Donetsk People's Republic or Armed Forces of Ukraine (suspected) War in Donbass
24 Artillery 30 108 Mariupol, Ukraine January 2015 Mariupol rocket attack: An MRLS attack on Mariupol was launched by pro-Russian forces associated with the Donetsk People's Republic. Shelling killed 30 civilians and injured 108. The OSCE Special Monitoring Mission conducted an analysis, and its initial assessment showed that the impacts were caused by Grad and Uragan rockets that were fired from areas controlled by the "Donetsk People's Republic" ("DPR").[15] Donetsk People's Republic War in Donbass
25 Attack 67+ Mamasapano, Philippines Mamasapano clash: Special Action Force officers had an encounter with fighters from the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters, Moro Islamic Liberation Front and private armed groups returning from a successful operation to kill wanted militant Zulkifli Abdhir, also known as Marwan. 44 SAF officers, 18 MILF members, 5 BIFF members, and some civilians were killed[16] Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters
Moro Islamic Liberation Front
Moro conflict

Total Incidents: 11

FebruaryEdit

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
4–5 Mass shooting 91+ 500+ Fotokol, Cameroon 2015 Fotokol attack: Boko Haram militants reportedly killed at least 91 people by shooting and burning, and injured over 500 in the Fotokol town of Cameroon. The militants also torched mosques and churches of the town.[17] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency in Cameroon
14–15 Shooting 2 (+1) 6 Copenhagen, Denmark 2015 Copenhagen shootings: An unidentified man opened gunfire at the "Art, blasphemy and the freedom of expression", which was organized by Lars Vilks at Krudttønden cafe at Østerbro in Copenhagen, Denmark on 14 February 2015, the automatic gunfire left one spectator dead and three police wounded. At least 30 bullet holes were visible in the window of the cafe, a popular location known for jazz concerts. Later in the night on 15 February, Dan Uzan, a 38-year-old Jewish community member who was on security duty, was shot in the head and later died outside the Great Synagogue. One attacker was killed.[18] Omar Abdul Hamid El-Hussein Islamic terrorism in Europe
22 Bombing 4 10–12 Kharkiv, Ukraine 2015 Kharkiv bombing: An explosion at a pro-Ukraine march killed 4 persons and injured more than 10 in Kharkiv, Ukraine.[19] The police informed the OSCE Special Monitoring Mission that the device consisted of the explosive trinitrotoluene (TNT) and shrapnel concealed in a plastic bag and was detonated remotely.[20] Security Service of Ukraine informed OSCE SMM that three suspects associated with the bombing in Kharkiv had been arrested on 26 February, all of whom are linked to Anti-Maidan groups involved in the take-over of government buildings in April 2014.[21] Anti-Maidan Ukrainian crisis

Total Incidents: 3

MarchEdit

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
7 Suicide bombing 58 139 Maiduguri, Nigeria March 2015 Maiduguri suicide bombing: Suicide bombs killed 58 and wounded 139 people in Maiduguri, Northern Nigeria. Attacks occurred roughly hour after each other in local markets and a car lot.[22] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
18 Shooting, hostage taking 21 40+ Tunis, Tunisia Bardo National Museum attack: One or two gunmen attacked the Bardo Museum in the center of Tunis, killing 21 people including 18 foreign tourists from 6 European countries as well as Japan, Russia and Australia. One Tunisian woman and a Tunisian army soldier were also killed. ISIL Insurgency in the Maghreb (2002–present)
20 Suicide bombing 142 351 Sana'a, Yemen 2015 Sanaa mosque bombings: ISIL militants in Yemen carried out four suicide bombings at the Badr and al-Hashoosh Shia mosques during prayers in the city of Sana'a.[23] bombings ISIL-YP Yemeni Civil War (2015–present)
26–27 Suicide bombing, Shooting 24 28 Mogadishu, Somalia Makka al-Mukarama hotel attack: Six gunmen associated with the Al-Shabaab stormed an upscale hotel for diplomats and government officials in Mogadishu. Seventeen hotel guests, one soldier, and six militants were killed along with twenty-eight wounded. Combat between the militants and Somali troops ended on the second day of the siege after twelve hours of fighting. Somalia's ambassador to Switzerland, Yusuf Bari-Bari, was among the dead.[24] Al-Shabaab War in Somalia

Total Incidents: 4

AprilEdit

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
2 Hostage taking, Shooting 147+ (+4) 79 Garissa, Kenya Garissa University College attack: Six to ten gunmen associated with the Islamic terrorist group Al-Shabaab open fired at the Garissa University in Kenya. Christians were their main target of the attack, with the Islamic extremists separating the Muslims from Christians before executing them. Up to three hundred students are unaccounted for. One hundred and forty-seven students were reported killed, with fears the toll will rise, along with seventy-nine wounded. Four gunmen were killed by security forces.[25][26] Al-Shabaab War in Somalia
18 Suicide bombing 33 115 Jalalabad, Afghanistan April 2015 Jalalabad suicide bombing: A suicide bomber set off a bomb outside a state run bank. Thirty-three were killed along with one hundred and fifteen wound. ISIL took credit for the attack.[27] ISIL War in Afghanistan
21 Raid 0 0 Lipkovo, Republic of Macedonia Gošince attack:40 armed men took over a police station at the border of Kosovo, tied the policemen and beat them the policemen and stole arms and equipment. NLA
27 Shooting 1 (+1) 2 Zvornik, Bosnia and Herzegovina Zvornik police station terrorist attack: At the police station in Zvornik, Republika Srpska, an armed member of a wahhabist movement opened fire on the police. In the shooting, a police officer was killed, two others were injured, and the attacker was eliminated by police.[28] Wahhabist movement Islamic terrorism in Europe

Total incidents: 4

MayEdit

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
3 Shooting 0 (+2) 1 Garland, Texas, United States Garland terror attack: In an incident at a Curtis Culwell Center, a school district owned events center, two assailants opened fire outside a Mohammed art exhibit in Garland, Texas. Two gunmen drove up to the Curtis Culwell Center and opened fire on a security guard. A local policeman, providing security for the event, returned fire, killing both suspects. One security guard was injured and released from the hospital. The American Freedom Defense Initiative hosted the art exhibit in support of freedom of speech. Guest speakers included politician Geert Wilders.[29] ISIL
9 Shooting 22 37 Kumanovo, Republic of Macedonia Kumanovo shootings: On 9 May 2015 an armed group clashed with police and army forces of the Republic of Macedonia in Kumanovo in northern Republic of Macedonia. Kumanovo is situated 40 km from the capital city of Skopje. UÇK
13 Attack 45 13 Karachi, Pakistan 2015 Karachi bus shooting: A bus carrying Shia Muslims was attacked by six armed gunman who rode up in motorcycles. After the attack the bus driver drove straight to a hospital, where people said most of the riders were either dead, unconscious, and spattered in blood.[30] Jundallah (claimed), ISIL (claimed), Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (claimed) Sectarianism in Pakistan
14 Suicide bombing, hostage taking 14 6 Kabul, Afghanistan Park Palace guesthouse attack: A hotel that was hosting a cultural event was attacked by Taliban fighters in Kabul leaving 14 dead including an American, an Italian, and 4 Indians.[31] Taliban War in Afghanistan
25 Shooting 7 (+1) 9 Tunis, Tunisia Tunis barracks shooting: A Tunisian soldier kills 8 of his fellow soldiers and injures 9 others in a shooting rampage in Tunis before killing himself.[32] Unknown
29 Attack 21 0 Mastung, Pakistan 2015 Mastung bus attack: Unknown militants attacked two Karachi-bound buses in Mastung, killed 21 people, abducted several others and set the buses ablaze.[33] Unknown Balochestan conflict

Total incidents: 6

JuneEdit

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
4 Ambush 20 11 Manipur, India 2015 Manipur ambush: The attack, in the Chandel district of Manipur State close to the border with Myanmar, was carried out against a small convoy of army vehicles traveling from one army camp to another in the hilly and forested area about 60 miles south of the state capital, Imphal.[34] Unknown Insurgency in Northeast India
17 Shooting 9 1 Charleston, South Carolina, United States The Charleston church shooting was a mass shooting and hate crime that took place at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. During a prayer service, nine people, were killed by the gunman. Dylann Roof Terrorism in the United States
17 Bombing 63 Monguno, Nigeria Monguno bombing: A large sack containing homemade bombs exploded in Monguno, Nigeria, causing 63 deaths.[35] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
22 Car bomb, Shooting 9 40 Kabul, Afghanistan Kabul Parliament attack: On 22 June 2015, the Taliban detonated a car bomb outside the National Assembly in Kabul, and Taliban fighters attempted to storm the building. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack, saying that it was timed to coincide with a parliamentary speech of the new defense minister Mohammed Masoom Stanekzai. Taliban War in Afghanistan
25–29 Massacre, Suicide bombing, Hostage-taking 223–233 300+ Barkh Butan, Kobani, Syria Kobanî massacre: On 25 June 2015, ISIL bombers detonated three car bombs in Kobanî, close to the Turkish border crossing. ISIL Syrian Civil War
26 Bombing, Beheading 1 2 Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, France Saint-Quentin-Fallavier attack: One attacker decapitated one person and blew up a gas canister in a factory in Saint-Quentin-Fallavier, near Lyon. One person was killed and two were injured. The attacker wrote unknown Arabic writings on the severed head of his victim and placed it near the entrance of the factory. The attackers claimed association with an Islamist organisation, leaving a flag behind. One attacker was killed and the other arrested.[36] ISIL Islamic terrorism in Europe
26 Suicide bombing 27 (+1) 227 Kuwait City, Kuwait 2015 Kuwait mosque bombing: At least 27 people are killed and another 227 were injured after a suicide bombing at the Imam Sadiq mosque in Kuwait City, Kuwait.[37] ISIL
26 Mass shooting 38 (+1) 40 Sousse, Tunisia Sousse attacks: In the Tunisian town of Sousse, 38 people (mostly Western tourists, with the majority being British) were killed by armed gunmen. ISIL claimed responsibility.[38] The main gunman was killed in an exchange of gunfire with the army and armed police. ISIL ISIL insurgency in Tunisia
26 Attack 70 27 Leego, Somalia Battle of Leego (2015): Al Shabaab militants attack an African Union base in the Leego district of Somalia and kills more than 70 African Union soldiers and seizes control of their military base.[39] Al Shabaab Somali Civil War
29 Shooting 1 3 Shilo, West Bank 2015 Shvut Rachel shooting: Four Israelis were shot and injured in a drive-by shooting attack near Shilo. One of them died in hospital in the day after. The PFLP and Hamas both claimed responsibility for the act, but official investigation attributed the shooting to Hamas.[40][41] PFLP Israeli–Palestinian conflict
29 Car bomb 1 4 Cairo, Egypt Assassination of Hisham Barakat: Egypt's state prosecutor Hisham Barakat was killed by a remotely detonated car bomb in Cairo, Egypt. Two civilians and two police officers were injured by the attack.[42] Unknown

Total incidents: 11

JulyEdit

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
1 Attack 21 9 North Sinai, Egypt July 2015 Sinai clashes: Militants from the ISIL-affiliated Wilayat Sayna organization simultaneously attacked 21 Egyptian security positions in North Sinai in and attempt to establish territorial control over those areas. Militants detonated two suicide car bombs in Sheikh Zuweid targeting two military barriers and then besieged a police station in Sheikh Zuweid and clashed with Egyptian forces in Sheikh Zuweid and Rafah. Militants also attacked and shelled minor security positions across North Sinai and said it had detonated a suicide car bomb in Arish but no media or official reports confirmed that.[43] The attacks left 21 Egpytians dead and 9 wounded. Wilayat Sayna

(Islamic State)

Sinai Insurgency
1–2 Massacre 145 17 Kukawa, Nigeria July 2015 Kukawa massacre: Insurgents attacked mosques between July 1 and 2. 84 men and boys were killed on the 1st at one mosque in Kukawa, Borno State, northeastern Nigeria. 17 others were wounded in the attack. 97 others, mostly men, were killed in mosques on the 2nd and a number of women and young girls were killed in their homes. An unknown number were wounded. Islamist group Boko Haram claimed responsibility.[44] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
5 Bombings and arson 69 67+ Jos, Potiskum and Borno, Nigeria 5 July 2015 Nigeria attacks: In Potiskum, Yobe State, six people were killed in a suicide bombing at a church. Boko Haram detonated a bomb at a restaurant and a suicide bomb at a mosque in Jos, Plateau State, central Nigeria. Fifty-one were killed along with 67 injured. Militants killed nine people and burned thirty-two churches and three hundred houses in cities in Borno State, northeastern Nigeria. Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the attacks.[45] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency
16 Spree shooting 5 (+1) 2 Chattanooga, United States 2015 Chattanooga shootings: 24-year-old Kuwaiti-born American Muhammad Abdulazeez opened fire on a U.S. military recruitment center and a U.S. Navy Reserve center in Chattanooga, Tennessee, killing 4 U.S. Marines and a sailor, and wounding a Marine and a Chattanooga police officer. An investigation revealed Abdulazeez had been radicalized online by a foreign Islamic terror group. Muhammad Abdulazeez (lone wolf)
17 Suicide bombing, car bomb 130 130 Khan Bani Saad, Iraq 2015 Khan Bani Saad bombing: A car bomb was sent to a crowded market in Khan Bani Saad in Iraq, 30 km north of Baghdad, during the Eid al-Fitr celebrations. The explosion killed at least 100 (15 children among them) and injuring another 170 people and brought down several buildings. Islamic State claimed responsibility and said 180 people were killed.[46][47][48] Islamic State Iraqi Civil War
20 Suicide bombing 34 104 Suruç, Turkey 2015 Suruç bombing: A suicide bomber attacked a Peoples' Democratic Party protest in Suruç, Şanlıurfa Province, Southeastern Turkey. Thirty-two were killed along with an unknown number of wounded. Islamic State was suspected to be behind the bombing.[49] Islamic State Turkey–ISIL conflict
26 Suicide bombing 10–15 unknown Mogadishu, Somalia Jazeera Palace Hotel bombing: A suicide bomber detonated a vehicle loaded with explosives at a hotel in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing 10–15 people and wounding several others. Al-Shabaab Somali Civil War
27 Mass shooting 10 16 Punjab, India 2015 Gurdaspur attack: Gunmen dressed in Indian Army uniforms opened fire on a civilian bus and then took over a police station in the northern Indian state of Punjab early on Monday, killing at least five people, the police said, in a region that has been mostly calm since India quelled a Sikh insurgency there two decades ago.[50] Unknown
31 Arson 3 1 Duma, West Bank Duma arson attack: Two masked men arrived at two houses in Duma and threw two Molotov cocktails into the houses. One of the houses was empty; in the other, the Daobasa family slept and the explosive burned the house, killing 18-months-old Ali Saad and severely wounding his parents and his 4-year-old brother.[51] The parents succumbed to their wounds in the ensuing weeks.[52] Jewish gang Israeli–Palestinian conflict

Total incidents: 9

AugustEdit

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
6 Suicide bombing 15 9 Abha, Saudi Arabia 2015 Abha mosque bombing: A suicide bomb attack kills at least 15 people at a mosque in the south-western Saudi city of Abha.[53] Islamic State affiliate[54]
7 Suicide bombing, car bomb 50+ (+1) 500+ Kabul, Afghanistan 7 August 2015 Kabul attacks: A lone suicide bomber attacked recruits outside a police academy. A truck bomb was set off in a residential area in the city. A block was leveled, leaving a thirty foot deep crater. At least 50 people were killed with more than 500 wounded. Responsibility for the attack has not been claimed, but the Taliban is suspected.[55] Taliban (suspected) War in Afghanistan
10 Suicide bombing 5 16 Kabul, Afghanistan 10 August 2015 Kabul suicide attack: 5 people died and more than 16 wounded in suicide attack in Kabul[56][57] Taliban (suspected) War in Afghanistan
13 car bomb 76+ 212 Baghdad, Iraq 2015 Baghdad market truck bombing: A refrigeration truck loaded with explosives was blown up in the center of a market in Baghdad's Sadr City. Followers of Shia Islam were targeted in the attack. Seventy-six were killed with two hundred and twelve wounded. Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.[58][59] Islamic State Iraq War
16 Suicide bombing 22 20 Attock District, Pakistan 2015 Attock bombing Two suspected suicide bombers detonated explosives in the home of Punjab Interior Minister Shuja Khanzada in the Attock District village of Shadikhan, killing the minister and at least 21 other people. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), a group associated with Al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the attack. Lashkar-e-Jhangvi War in North-West Pakistan
17 Bombing 21 123 Ratchaprasong Intersection, Bangkok 2015 Ratchaprasong bombing: Bomb attack outside the Erawan Shrine at the Ratchaprasong Intersection in Pathum Wan District, Bangkok, Thailand.[60][61] Grey Wolves (suspected)
21 Shooting Melee attack 0 3 (+1) Oignies, Pas-de-Calais 2015 Thalys train attack: A man opened fire with an AKM assault rifle on a Thalys high speed train between Amsterdam and Paris. One person was shot in the neck. Two United States military personnel and their civilian friend intervened and stopped the attack continuing. One of them was cut in the struggle. Another passenger received glass cuts.[62] Ayoub El Kahzani[63] Islamic terrorism in Europe
22 Car bomb 10+ 60+ Kabul, Afghanistan 22 August 2015 Kabul suicide attack At least 10 people died and more than 60 wounded in suicide attack in Kabul[64][65] Taliban (suspected) War in Afghanistan

Total incidents: 8

SeptemberEdit

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
20 Bombing, Suicide Bombing 145 97-150+ Maiduguri, Nigeria September 2015 Maiduguri bombing: Boko Haram executed a series of blasts, some of which were Suicide bombings, in the north eastern city of Maiduguri, targeting a market and civilians in a mosque during night pray and a football match viewers, bringing the total number of casualties to at least 53 dead and over 90 wounded. The attack was said to be made using homemade weapons.[66] Boko Haram Boko Haram insurgency


20 Melee attack 50 50 Aksu, Xinjiang, China 2015 Aksu colliery attack: Attackers stormed a colliery in Aksu and killed 50 people, before stealing firearms from police.[67] Uyghur separatists Xinjiang conflict

Total incidents: 2

OctoberEdit

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
1 Shooting 2 0 West Bank Murder of Eitam and Na'ama Henkin: Five members of a Hamas terrorist cell in the West Bank killed Eitam and Naama Henkin, parents of a Jewish family driving home from a meeting of yeshiva graduates, on a road near Nablus in the northern West Bank. Their four children, who were sitting in the car's back seat, were unhurt.[68][69] The attackers were caught and confessed their crimes on 5 October 2015.[70] Hamas affiliated cell Israeli–Palestinian conflict
2 Shooting 1 (+1) 0 Parramatta, Sydney, Australia 2015 Parramatta shooting: 15-year-old Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar shot dead an unarmed civilian police employee, working in finance, outside the NSW Police headquarters on Charles Street in Parramatta, New South Wales. The shooter was fatally shot by responding special constables after firing on them.[71] Farhad Khalil Mohammad Jabar (lone wolf) Terrorism in Australia
3 Melee attack, shooting 2 (+1) 2 East Jerusalem Lions' Gate stabbing: Mohannad Hallabi (age 19) stabbed four people. He then took a firearm from one of the wounded and started shooting at civilians and police officers who shot back and killed him. Two men died from stab wounds, a woman and her two-year-old toddler were wounded. The incident occurred in the Old City of Jerusalem.[72][73] Mohannad Hallabi
(lone wolf)
Israeli–Palestinian conflict
10 Suicide bombing 102 508 Ankara, Turkey 2015 Ankara bombings: Two suicide bombers blew themselves up near Ankara central station where a rally for peace supported by HDP was taking place.[74] The attack left 102 dead[75] and 508 injured.[76] Islamic State Turkey–ISIL conflict
18 Shooting 2 (+1) 11 Be'er Sheva, Israel Beersheva bus station shooting: Muhand al-Okabi, an Israeli Bedouin shot and killed an Israeli soldier with a firearm in Be'er Sheva main Bus station. He then picked the soldier's rifle and clashed with other armed guards and soldiers, wounding a total of 10, four cops among them. Police accidentally shot an Eritrean man who was presumed to be a second attacker, possibly because of his skin-color. Locals beat him and he later died.[77][78] According to Negev police the attacker had been in contact with Hamas for a long time. However Israeli intelligence officials said they were not aware of any contact with Hamas or any orchestration by Hamas of the attack.[79] Muhand al-Okabi (lone wolf) Israeli–Palestinian conflict
19 Bus bombing 11 22 Quetta, Pakistan 2015 Quetta bus bombing: At least 11 people were killed and another 22 were wounded after a bomb exploded in a bus in Quetta, Balochistan.[80][81][82] Unknown Balochistan conflict
22 Melee attack 3 (+1) 1 Trollhättan, Sweden Trollhättan school attack: 21-year-old Anton Lundin Pettersson attacked Kronan School in Trollhättan, Sweden, with a sword. He killed a teaching assistant and a male student, stabbed another male student and a teacher, and died later of the gunshot wounds he received during his apprehension. The second teacher who was wounded died in hospital six weeks after the attack, on 3 December. Anton Lundin Pettersson Terrorism in Sweden
31 Bombing 224 0 Sinai, Egypt Islamic State affiliated Wilayah Sayna militants have claimed destruction of Metrojet Flight 9268. It was later confirmed that the aircraft had been bombed.[83] Islamic State Sinai insurgency

Total incidents: 8

NovemberEdit

Total incidents: 8

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
4 Stabbing 0(+1) 4 California, United States University of California, Merced stabbing attack: Faisal Mohammad, armed with a hunting knife, stabbed four people at the University of California before being shot and killed by police.[84] Faisal Mohammad (lone wolf) Terrorism in the United States
12 Suicide bombing 89 200+ Beirut, Lebanon 2015 Beirut bombings: Islamic State suicide bomber detonated a bike loaded with explosives and when onlookers gathered, another suicide bomber detonated himself on them bringing the casualties to 43 dead and 240 wounded.[85] Islamic State Syrian Civil War spillover in Lebanon
13 Attack 130 (+7) 368 Paris, France November 2015 Paris attacks: A series of co-ordinated attacks began over about 35 minutes at six locations in central Paris. The first shooting attack occurred in a restaurant and a bar in the 10th arrondissement of Paris. There was shooting and a bomb detonated at Bataclan theatre in the 11th arrondissement during a rock concert. Approximately 100 hostages were then taken and overall 90 were killed there. Other bombings took place outside the Stade de France stadium in the suburb of Saint-Denis during a football match between France and Germany.[86] Islamic State Islamic terrorism in Europe
19 Melee attack 2 1 Tel Aviv, Israel 2015 Tel Aviv synagogue stabbing: A thirty-six-year-old Palestinian man killed two and injured one at a makeshift synagogue in Tel Aviv. He was captured just after the attack and brought into custody.[87] lone wolf Israeli–Palestinian conflict
19 Shooting 3 5 Gush Etzion Junction, West Bank 2015 Gush Etzion Junction attack: A Palestinian man opened fire on a line of traffic in Gush Etzion, in the West Bank region. The attacker then fled the scene, only to shoot at and intentionally ram into a group of pedestrians at a nearby junction.[88] lone wolf Israeli–Palestinian conflict
20 Hostage taking, Shooting 20 (+2) 7 Bamako, Mali 2015 Bamako hotel attack: A group of gunmen, who were believed to be Islamic, took several hostages at the Radisson Hotel in Bamako, Mali—among them are 140 visitors and 30 employees. Al-Mourabitoun and Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb claimed responsibility for the attack.[89] Al-Mourabitoun
AQIM
Northern Mali conflict
24 Suicide bombing, car bombing, shooting 7 12 al-Arish, Egypt 2015 Arish attack: A day after the second round of parliamentary elections closes, militants attack a hotel housing election judges in the provincial capital of al-Arish in Egypt's North Sinai. At least seven people are killed and 12 others injured, including two judges. Islamic State's Wilayat Sinai branch claims responsibility. Islamic State Sinai Insurgency
27 Shooting Hostage-taking 3 9 Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood shooting: A shooting and five-hour standoff with police occurred at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs, Colorado. A police officer and two civilians were killed. Five officers and four civilians were injured. The suspected shooter, identified as Robert Lewis Dear, was captured alive after police convinced him to surrender. His motives appear to be political (specifically anti-abortion) in nature.[90][91][92] Robert Lewis Dear
(lone wolf)

DecemberEdit

Date Type Dead Injured Location Details Perpetrator Part of
2 Mass shooting 14 (+2) 23 San Bernardino, California, United States 2015 San Bernardino attack: Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, a married couple, stormed a county health department's holiday banquet, fatally shooting 14 people and injuring 22 others while leaving a failed pipe bomb at the scene. Both perpetrators were shot and killed four hours later in a shootout with police forces.[93][94] Malik pledged allegiance to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on the day of the shooting, and the FBI investigated the attack as an act of terrorism.[95] Islamic State Jihadist extremism in the United States
5 Melee attack 0 3 London, United Kingdom December 2015 London Underground attack: A man with a knife stabbed three people at the Leytonstone tube station in east London, reportedly screaming 'this is for Syria', before police used a stun gun on the attacker and detained him.[96][97] Muhyadin Mire

(lone wolf)

Islamic terrorism in Europe
8 Suicide bombing, hostage taking, shooting 50 35 Kandahar, Afghanistan 2015 Kandahar Airport attack: Several suicide bombers penetrated the security of a Kandahar Airfield, barricading themselves into an old school building that now contains shops and battled with Afghan soldiers for few hours. The Afghan defense ministry said 50 civilians and members of the security forces had been killed, along with 11 Taliban. A further 35 people were injured, it said. Taliban claimed responsibility.[98] Taliban War in Afghanistan
11 Car bombing, raid 6 (+2) 7 Kabul, Afghanistan 2015 Spanish Embassy attack in Kabul: Taliban militants detonated a car bomb and stormed a guesthouse near the Spanish embassy in Shirpour neighborhood in Kabul. Two guards were killed, one of them was Spanish and seven others were wounded. Two militants were shot dead by Afghan security forces.[99] Taliban War in Afghanistan
11 Car bombing 60 80 Tell Tamer, Syria Tell Tamer bombings: Three truck bombs killed up to 60 people and injured more than 80 in the town of Tell Tamer in Syria's northeastern Al Hasakah province. The blasts struck near a Kurdish militia forces field hospital and in the crowded Souk Al Jumla market square, where the majority of the fatalities occurred.[citation needed] Islamic State Syrian Civil War
25 Suicide-bombing 0 (+1) 3–12 Rajshahi, Bangladesh 2015 Rajshahi mosque bombing: A suicide bomber detonated an explosive killing himself and injuring up to a dozen members inside an Ahmadiyya mosque.[100] TBD Internal conflict in Bangladesh
30 Suicide bombing 16+ 35+ Kamishli, Syria 2015 al-Qamishli bombings: Three suicide bombers blew themselves up in restaurants in the Kurdish controlled northeastern Syrian town Kamishli, targeting the town's Kurdish and Assyrian Christian populations.[101] Islamic State Syrian Civil War

Total incidents: 7

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